Shaun Fagan

Shaun Fagan
Shaun Fagan's mission at Lightspeed is to continue to find new ways to create access to learning by studying the dynamics of the classroom. His goals include evolving our instructional audio systems to improve the learning environment for both students and teachers. Outside of the office, Shaun enjoys spending time with his family, running and training for marathons, and rooting for the Oregon State Beavers!
March 6, 2018
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents

By Shaun Fagan

Did you know that two-thirds of teachers believe that students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved with their child’s education? Social media is a great tool to keep parents involved by sharing videos of students engaging with others during the school day. Imagine the dinner conversations if you saw a picture of your child planting flowers on school grounds on Earth Day.

While every school has its own unique way of promoting parent and community involvement, here are a few questions to get educators thinking about how they can bridge the gap between home and school:

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February 27, 2018
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth

By Shaun Fagan

When it comes to assessing a student’s growth and accomplishments in the classroom, standardized tests capture only part of the picture. There are a number of other approaches to assessment that also promote student development.

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February 17, 2018
4 Ways Video Improves Teacher Coaching
4 Ways Video Improves Teacher Coaching

By Shaun Fagan

In today’s results-driven society, administrators are focusing more than ever on summative evaluations. But, as a recent Education Week article points out, if the goal is improving students’ performance and developing good teachers into great contributors, evaluation should sometimes take a back seat to coaching.

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February 14, 2018
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning

By Shaun Fagan

How do you know if students are actually learning what you’re teaching? Every educator uses tests and projects to measure student learning after they’ve covered a lesson or a unit. But what if you had a way to go back and see what happened in your classroom, even after the day is over? With video, you can relive those instructions, transitions, and small-group discussions in real time to help students and teachers grow in the classroom.

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March 9, 2016
Can Teachers Be in Six Places at Once in a Collaborative Classroom?
Can Teachers Be in Six Places at Once in a Collaborative Classroom?

A dramatic change is underway in education

by Shaun Fagan

As educators shift their focus to teaching 21st-century skills, they are not just standing at the front of the room, addressing the whole class. In the new collaborative classroom, students work together in small groups, so learning is going on at many places at once. As a result, classroom communication has become more dynamic, complex, and challenging.

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